Contextual research is about watching your users in the environment where they usually use your product. In this blog post, we talk about how we've used contextual observation to iterate and improve GOV.UK Notify.
We’ve worked with colleagues across government to create a set civil servant profiles. In this post we explain how we created the profiles and how they can help you provide better services within your organisation.
Listening to the language people use in an organisation is an important way to understand the organisation's culture. In this post we consider the difference between thinking and talking about IT systems, and thinking and talking about government services.
We’re doing wide-ranging and collaborative user research to help the Service Standard move from looking at isolated transactions to whole, end-to-end services.
We’ve learned that user researchers do their best work when they focus on one thing at a time. In this post I explain how this is the foundation for making user research a team sport, and of putting the people who use our services at the heart of what we do.
GOV.UK have been using card sorting to understand the ways people think about content and how it should be organised. In this post they describe how they’ve refined their approach.
How a team at NHS Digital turned a research session no-show into an opportunity to learn.
Carrying out user research on the devices people actually use in real life - such as mobile phones and tablets - will help make the interactions you see in user research as natural as possible. Here's how we approach this.
The Government as a Platform team recently carried out research with 150 service teams across government and got a huge amount of data back. Here's how they analysed this.
The Service Performance team are working on a tool to give people standardised high-level metrics about all government services in one place. They needed to be able to define user needs for Service Performance throughout the project. Here's what they did.
Being resilient isn’t about toughing it out, or suppressing or ignoring your emotions. It’s about taking care of ourselves.